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Figurative Language
using familiar words in unususal ways; examples include simile and metaphor
metaphor
makes a comparison but does not use like or as. An example would be Mike's stomach is a bottomless pit.
simile
figure of speech that mkaes a comparison using the words like or as. An example would be That light is as bright as the sun.
Multiple Meaning Words
words that are spelled the smae but have different meanings and different origins
Synonyms
Words that mean the same, or almost the same, as another word
Antonym
Words that have the opposite meaning of other words
Main Idea
The main point of a reading passage
Details
Details explain, support, and illustrate the main idea of the passage.
Sequence
the order in which things happen in a passage
Setting
the time and place a story takes place
Cause
what makes something happen or why it happens; the cause always happens first
Effect
what happens; the effect always happens after the cause
Compare/ Contrast
Finding the similarities and differences between two or more ideas
Plot
A series of event which build on one another from the beginning to the end of a story
Problem Resolution
the end of the story when problems are solved